Finn Balor’s untimely injury at SummerSlam has thrown a spanner in the works of numerous storylines on Monday nights.
It made Triple H return earlier than anticipated, the Roman Reigns and Rusev feud seems to have fizzled out because of it and Kevin Owens is the new WWE Universal Champion.
POTENTIAL CLASH OF CHAMPIONS MATCH
There’s not much to complain about when you put things into perspective, but those that don’t like Reigns may not be too happy to see him take on Owens next week on Monday Night Raw, where a win means he’s added to the title match which also features Rollins.
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However, that may not be the case at all if rumours by CageSideSeats are to be believed. Rusev will be on his honeymoon with Lana for most of September, so there’s a chance their feud may resume once he returns.
But for now, Reigns isn’t expected to defeat Owens on Raw, especially since Chris Jericho always has his best friends’ back.
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Jericho could be the catalyst in this match, as there’s a chance he could cost Reigns the match and the logical booking from here would be for the two of them to do battle at Clash of Champions, keeping them both busy while Rusev is unavailable.
REIGNS COULD GET "IT"
Many also expect Jericho to turn face down the line, allowing him to be another opponent for Owens. But for now he could be used to give Reigns some more momentum heading into a potential United States Championship run, should he feud with Rusev and capture the title.
It’ll be a good decision by the WWE to keep Reigns out of the main event picture, for now, delaying that by facing Jericho will be beneficial for Reigns, as his situation among the fans won’t improve if he finds himself facing Rollins and Owens later this month.
A potential match with Jericho won’t exactly be a lengthy feud, despite it having great potential considering Jericho is doing some amazing work.
But right now, the event needs numbers and including a big match like this does neither man any harm, especially if they put on an impressive display.
Should Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns take place at Clash of Champions? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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